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MASSBUYS 2016 Receives Rave Reviews Posted on May 24

MASSBUYS 2016 Receives Rave Reviews

Over the last 18 years, Massachusetts public purchasers and procurement officials have gathered at the Operational Services Division’s annual MASSBUYS EXPO for the opportunity to network with Statewide and Departmental contractors and attend educational workshops. This year’s EXPO on April 28, hosted for the first   …Continue Reading MASSBUYS 2016 Receives Rave Reviews

Attention Small Business and Agency Buyers: Finding Small Business Opportunities in COMMBUYS Just Got Easier Posted on Feb 29

Attention Small Business and Agency Buyers: Finding Small Business Opportunities in COMMBUYS Just Got Easier

A recent enhancement to COMMBUYS, the Commonwealth’s online procurement system, enables vendors to locate small business bids more easily. As of February 29, 2016, agency buyers will have the ability to identify bids that are eligible for the Small Business Purchasing Program (SBPP) during the   …Continue Reading Attention Small Business and Agency Buyers: Finding Small Business Opportunities in COMMBUYS Just Got Easier

MA Supplier Diversity Regional Series is a Success! Posted on Dec 1

MA Supplier Diversity Regional Series is a Success!

  During the last month, OSD has made road trips across the Commonwealth for the five events in the MA Supplier Diversity Regional Series (“The Series”). In Lawrence, Worcester, Roxbury, New Bedford, and Springfield, the vibrant gatherings have provided small and diverse businesses the opportunity   …Continue Reading MA Supplier Diversity Regional Series is a Success!

The Training Department: Experts on Everything OSD Posted on May 5

The Training Department: Experts on Everything OSD

  Executing Statewide Contracts, managing the COMMBUYS Market Center, issuing supplier diversity certifications, and implementation of the Small Business Purchasing Program are a few of the initiatives which the Operational Services Division (OSD) oversees on a daily basis. While each initiative has staff dedicated to   …Continue Reading The Training Department: Experts on Everything OSD

MASSbuys EXPO 2015: Meet Me at the Market Center Posted on Mar 20

MASSbuys EXPO 2015: Meet Me at the Market Center

  From ancient Greece to modern-day Massachusetts, the market traditionally has been an important component of society. Translating directly to “gathering place,” the Greek agora was both a political and commercial center, where citizens would gather and merchants would sell their wares. Much like the   …Continue Reading MASSbuys EXPO 2015: Meet Me at the Market Center

Operational Services Division Begins Small Business Purchasing Program (SBPP) Eligibility Validation through COMMBUYS Market Center Posted on Nov 24

Operational Services Division Begins Small Business Purchasing Program (SBPP) Eligibility Validation through COMMBUYS Market Center

Beginning November 24th, information submitted by companies for enrollment in the Small Business Purchasing Program (SBPP) will be validated in the COMMBUYS Market Center. The validation process, conducted through an interface with the Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR), will authenticate information from existing SBPP participants   …Continue Reading Operational Services Division Begins Small Business Purchasing Program (SBPP) Eligibility Validation through COMMBUYS Market Center

Big Market Opportunity for Small IT Businesses Posted on Nov 17

Big Market Opportunity for Small IT Businesses

  In 2013 alone, MA state and local government spent $568M on information technology and telecommunications-related products and services. Whether as prime vendors, or partners to larger providers, small IT firms have a real chance to grow their businesses serving the government sector, and the   …Continue Reading Big Market Opportunity for Small IT Businesses